The Durham Arts Council has awarded project director Carol Thomson an Emerging Artist Award grant for Bridging Rails to Trails. The cash award will be applied to editing video and audio portions of the project.

The Durham Arts Council Emerging Artists Program is designed to enable individual artists, who have mastered the basic techniques of their art, to complete projects that will establish or enhance their professional careers. The award honors artists in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, and Person Counties.

Thomson and the other winners will be honored at an Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 12, 2007 at the Durham Arts Council in Durham, North Carolina.